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An Important statement from the Chairman of Downers Grove youth Baseball:

 

Dear Parents,

The safety of all children participating in Downers Grove Youth Baseball has always been the number one priority of the board of directors of DGYB.

On February 14, 2018 the “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sports Authorization act of 2017” was signed into law and became effective immediately.

We are required to have back ground checks of all managers and coaches which DGYB was already administering.  We will continue to have this program as a requirement to manage and coach for DGYB. We are also required to have a safe sports policy in place, which we have included links on our site.  All volunteers will receive this plan along with educational documentation.

Also, please find the following links on our site: Parents Guide to Child Abuse/Molestation Risk Management Program along with the Abuse/Molestation risk Management Program document.  Before the season begins these programs will be discussed with the coaches and they will sign off that they have received this information.

Regards,

Jim Tremmel

Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

Parents guide and Volunteer Back Round Check Form

Please use the above link to access both parent guide and volunteer back round check form. Thank You.

General Information Inquiries

email info@dgyb.org or click the envelope


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April 8th COVID-19 UPDATE

To the DGYB Community,

Thank you for your child’s registration in DGYB for this spring and summer. As we are now into April and the Illinois stay at home order has been extended, we know that we will not start the spring baseball season for a while. 

We have cancelled our season-opening parade that was scheduled for early May. We remain hopeful that the stay at home order and social distancing requirements will be lifted in time for our players to play some baseball this spring/summer.  When that day comes, we'll be ready. We are not in a position right now to pick an arbitrary start date of May 1st, May 15 or even June 1st.  Rather, we optimistically plan for a baseball season, and promise to make the most of whatever time we are granted to provide the best possible experience for our players and coaches. We will closely monitor events and communicate to you as soon as possible as to start dates, coach meetings updates, and the length and scope of the season. 

Please note that we have not finalized team rosters yet. That will be one of our first orders of business once we know when we can begin our season.

Please check this website occasionally for updates since this is our central hub for communicating. As we know more about opening up and forming teams, etc. we will post here at https://www.dgyb.org/

Until then, we wish everyone safety and good health.  We encourage your support of local community restaurants, sponsors and businesses.  We soon hope to hear those familiar voices of the umpires calling balls and strikes, coaches calling out directions and fans cheering.

 

DGYB Board of Directors

DGYB Winter Skills Camp Suspension

Downers Grove Youth Baseball is suspending the remainder of Winter Player Skill Camp being held at The Perfect Swing March 14-15 and 21-22. The safety and well being of our players and their families is at the core of DGYB. You are by now well aware of the many closings and suspensions taking place across the country in an effort to combat the virus.

We will be working with The Perfect Swing and Sox Academy to reschedule these fun and beneficial baseball skill development sessions.

Further information with reschedule dates and times will be posted here and sent via email to all registered camp participants within two weeks. 

DGYB Board of Directors




Email contacts

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We apologize for the inconvenience. 




Bat Rules for ages 9 - 12, North and South Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA)

All new bats that bear the USABaseball licensing mark are permissible for play in the DGYB Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA). Barrels may have a diameter of 2 1/4 inches to 2 5/8 inches.

Bats that were previously allowable in DGYB Youth Leagues with diameters limited to 2 1/4 inches will still be permissible in 2020.

Bat rules for Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) allow bats marked with the USABaseball mark or "BBCOR .50" mark, limited to 2 5/8 barrel diameter.

If you have questions email info@dgyb.org

2020 Dates

Some Dates for the 2020 Spring Season

Saturday, February 29th Early Registration closes- late fees apply after this date

Friday, June 26- DGYB White Sox outing

Mid-July- End of Season for 6-13 year olds

Late July- End of Season for Babe Ruth ages 14-16









Click on the baseball to register.

Click on the baseball to register for Spring 2020.



2020 DGYB TEAM SPONSOR REGISTRATION LINK

PLEASE USE THE LINK IN THE BOX BELOW TO VISIT THE REGISTRATION SITE FOR DGYB TEAM SPONSORSHIP.

IF YOU ARE A RETURNING TEAM SPONSOR THANK YOU FROM ALL OF THE DGYB MEMBER FAMILIES.

IF YOU ARE A NEW SPONSOR THANK YOU AND PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO REACH OUT WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

BOB RIEGLER

bobriegler@comcast.net

NEW DGYB PARTNER FOR PLAYER INJURY DIAGNOSIS AND PREVENTION

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(630) 423-7199
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